Ex-BEATLE Sir Paul McCartney is concerned the London bombings on 7 July (05) have detracted from the importance of Live 8 (02JUL05), and is urging people to focus on the musical celebration than the horrors which followed.

The shocking terrorist attacks rocked the city just days after the charity spectacular, but McCartney urges the public not to allow the disaster to override the positivity of SIR Bob Geldof's mammoth rock benefit show.

He says, "You just have to be philosophical and think they won't defeat us.

"I choose to remember the greatness of the (Live 8) day and that we all came together for the right reasons to help some brothers and sisters."